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International Journal of Biological Chemistry
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 161-169
DOI: 10.3923/ijbc.2011.161.169
 
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Total Lipid and Cholesterol Content in the Flesh of the Five Important Commercial Fishes from Waters Around Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka

S. Sutharshiny and K. Sivashanthini

Abstract:
The present investigation was carried out to understand the total lipid and cholesterol content of flesh of five commercially important adult fishes such as Siganus lineatus, Gerres oblongus, Scoliodon laticaudus, Scomberoides lysan and Hemirhamphus marginatus collected from waters around Jaffna peninsula. People living in Jaffna peninsula consume fish as the main source of nutrition in their diet. However they have no definite knowledge, pertaining to which species can be intake with their food without harming their health condition. Therefore studies on the nutritional value of marine food fish is a prime theme of research for fish consuming people. In the northern province of Sri Lanka, no study on lipid and cholesterol content of fish has been done so far and therefore the present investigation was initiated. Total lipid in the flesh of five different fishes was extracted and the cholesterol content was estimated in the present study. Mean total lipid and cholesterol content of five commercially important fishes ranged from 2.63 to 4.41% and 54.2 to 104.5 mg/100 g, respectively. Values obtained for total lipid and cholesterol content of five different fishes were found to be good indication of nutritional values. Highest total lipid content was found in muscle tissue of Gerres oblongus lowest was in Hemirhamphus marginatus. However, highest cholesterol content was recorded for Scoliodon laticaudus and the lowest for Scomberoides lysan. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) for total lipid and cholesterol content of five different adult fishes showed that there is significant difference (p<0.05) between fishes.
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How to cite this article:

S. Sutharshiny and K. Sivashanthini, 2011. Total Lipid and Cholesterol Content in the Flesh of the Five Important Commercial Fishes from Waters Around Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Biological Chemistry, 5: 161-169.

DOI: 10.3923/ijbc.2011.161.169

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijbc.2011.161.169

COMMENTS
26 January, 2011
dr ezekwe aham s:
this is a good research arae and possibly other nutrional parameters could be looked into in subsequent studies. would be glad to have full article sent to me.
04 August, 2011
ramu:
Its a good research paper. I would like to know more details about the other components of the fat. Interesting study. encouraging the authors do more work on it
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